A Walmart in northwest Houston was the site of a smooth Sunday evening robbery, as a pair of men nabbed a bag of money from a superstore worker and casually fled the scene on foot.
A female employee had just finished closing out her cash register when one of the suspects shoved her from behind and snagged a sack filled with thousands in cash. The Harris County Sheriff's Office tells CultureMap the incident occurred around 9 p.m.
Surveillance footage of the crime provided by Crime Stoppers (see above) shows the second suspect milling about some holiday impulse items during the incident, acting as a sort of look-out. The two baseball-capped men casually walk off screen with their loot, as if nothing happened.
Aside from the whereabouts of the criminals, two questions remain:
- Does one Walmart cashier really ring up "thousands in cash" during a single shift? That's amazing.
- And secondly, are those actually Christmas trees for sale? Come on, it's not even October yet.
While Crime Stoppers may not be able to put an end to this tireless commercialization of the holidays, they do hope to locate these two suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the organization online or by phone at 713-222-TIPS (8477).